It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
For the first time ever, the Ladybird Wildflower Center is lighting up the grounds of their Texas Arboretum with thousands of luminarias from November 27 to January 3.
While it’s not even mid November, people, businesses, and organizations are already celebrating the most wonderful time of the year. Of course, we’re not complaining. Even if it wasn’t the craziest, most existentially dreadful year of our lifetimes, if you want to put your Christmas tree up before the Halloween decorations come down than you do you. But for some, patience is a virtue. Celebrating a little closer to the season this year is the Ladybird Wildflower Center, who will light up their grounds with myriads of dazzling luminaries.
“Here to light up your nights, our Luminations tradition is going to keep on glowing in 2020,” the organization writes on its website. “Experience the calm of winter at the Center with the shimmer of thousands of luminarias lighting the way. This year, for the first time ever, stroll through our naturally beautiful Texas Arboretum among the illuminated oaks and the light-splashed forts of Fortlandia.”
For reasons practical and spectacular, the Wildflower Center is going in new and approved for the holidays this year. Visitors will be guided along a one-way path across the grounds of the Texas Arboretum. In doing so, they can admire light-warped Fortlandia structures, Collide Arts audio and visual art installations, and “bathe in the lights of an open-air illuminated tunnel,” and cradle themselves in a moon-ring swing.
A seasonal menu from the Wildflower Café will also be available for visitors to munch on while visiting.
Mondays will be reserved for members, while other tickets for the rest of the week will reserve a timed session for the buyer between 6 and 9 pm. For more info on safety guidelines, visit the center’s website. Tickets are free for children under the age of 5, $10 for ages 5 – 17 ($5 for members), and $18 for adults 18 and over ($13 for members).